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Assam govt launches special vaccination drive for chronic patients

The Assam government has issued a standard operating procedure (SOP) for a special vaccination drive that will be conducted for

The Assam government has issued a standard operating procedure (SOP) for a special vaccination drive that will be conducted for diabetic, cancer, and chronic illness patients.

An official notification from the Health and Family Welfare Department stated, “Special Vaccination Days for Chronic Illness Patients” shall be conducted on Saturdays and Sundays at all CVCs where preference will be given for such patients.”

The Medical College Hospitals and State Cancer Institute, Guwahati shall undertake vaccination of all cancer patients reporting at the OPD.

All Health Institutions in the state including Central Government and Private Health Institutions are directed to give priority for vaccination of such patients.

The decision by the government has been undertaken due to the incidence of mortality and secondary infection like Mucormycosis (Black Fungus), Candidiasis etc are more common in people with co-morbidities infected with Covid, the notification stated.

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